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Friday, March 7, 2014
|Chronic lower respiratory diseases
The answer is Chronic lower respiratory diseases. Though it appears on the list of the CDC’s 10 Leading Causes of Death for the African American population in 2005, chronic lower respiratory diseases (CLRD) are the seventh leading cause of death among African Americans. In terms of the population of the United States, CLRD was the fourth most common cause of death (see the 2005 National Vital Statistics Report) and include asthma, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis.
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